Carved green malachite hippopotamus figurine/sculpture. The hippo is carved from a gorgeous piece of malachite gemstone that shows the agate-like banding in various shades of green that is typical of malachite. This hippo stands 1 inch high and has wonderful details and has been nicely polished too. Malachite has been used as a gemstone and sculptural material for thousands of years and is still popular today. Today it is most often cut into cabochons or beads for jewelry use. The details and polished finish reflect the expertise and skill of the carver.
- Size: 1 x 2.25 inches
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